Resurrecting Campus Green Paint thread

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Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
The paint came in. That was quick. It is in a single component spray can.

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Interesting how they fill these. The cap seems to be part of the filling system. Then they put a disk into the cap to trap the paint. It would be easy to spot the color I was looking for if I had a bunch of these paint cans. No looking at labels needed (assuming that the caps don't get mixed up.

The bottom of the can states net weight 7.5 oz. The label that was applied after filling the can states 12 oz. It is probably a good thing I got two cans.
 
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Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
Here is a picture of the top of the cap. There is a nipple on it that looks like it mates with the can before the spray cap is placed on. Neat process.

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Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
I prepared a piece of pipe with silver paint. I sprayed the House of Kolor organic green over the silver. Here is how it looks.

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How did that happen. I tried to force it to focus on the pipe and it still managed to focus on the background. How are we ever going to have self driving cars if we cannot get the camera to focus on subject? Sorry for the rant. This is the only picture that I have. You can still see the color. You may notice that the finish is not shiny. This is intended to be clear coated in the next step.
 

Jeff54

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sep 11, 2013
2,388
Ft Myers, Florida
I prepared a piece of pipe with silver paint. I sprayed the House of Kolor organic green over the silver. Here is how it looks.

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How did that happen. I tried to force it to focus on the pipe and it still managed to focus on the background. How are we ever going to have self driving cars if we cannot get the camera to focus on subject? Sorry for the rant. This is the only picture that I have. You can still see the color. You may notice that the finish is not shiny. This is intended to be clear coated in the next step.
Don't mean to be messin wit your bubble but think it's not the same shade, a little brighter maybe. ., Like, maybe a touch of olive or brown/tan is missing. I think that scanning any color match, because of the aluminum base under the green transparent/translucence, it's always going to pick up the reflective aspect and be a tinge too bright.

But, seriously, does it matter that much? B/C when ya done it'll be nice and shinny new looking once again.
 

Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
You are right @Jeff54 it is missing some olive brown/tan. It is not the color that I though I was getting. You didn't burst my bubble, I see it myself. Right now I have a light coat on the frame and it looks more like Schwinn Lime Green, and I have one or two more coats on the fork and it looks like dark green. This is not going as easy as the Schwinn American in Sky Blue with Duplicolor.

This is a challenge. One other thing that you are right about is if I can't get the color to match, it will still look shiny and new.

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I will try to keep posting on progress. I will probably try to go just a shade darker on the frame.
 
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GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,287
Central Arizona
Might need a little red? I personally like that new color better, but I'm a Lime fan.

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Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
Thanks for the reply, I agree with you @GTs58. If it wasn't for the fact that I want it to look like Campus Green, I like the color too. It looks a bit like the green on an 70' Peugeot's.

I went for the spray can on this paint because the it is simple. If I had a pint of paint and was using my spray gun, I could blend in some red.
 
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Rivnut

I live for the CABE
Nov 24, 2012
1,471
Shawnee, United States
I went by the local paint jobber today and asked about the book that I used to match paint on my 70 Buick Skylark a few years ago and found a perfect match. They have a DuPont book that holds an enormous number of paint chip flip-fans. Each color is one shade off from the previous and following chip. There's an oblong hole in the middle of the chip for holding over what you bring in and want to match. Just keep thumbing through the chips until you find the one that matches. These are not colors used by different auto manufactures, they're something that DuPont put together to show how many colors can be made with their base colors.
 
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Rivnut

I live for the CABE
Nov 24, 2012
1,471
Shawnee, United States
Don't mean to be messin wit your bubble but think it's not the same shade, a little brighter maybe. ., Like, maybe a touch of olive or brown/tan is missing. I think that scanning any color match, ibecause of the aluminum base under the green transparent/translucence, it's always going to pick up the reflective aspect and be a tinge too bright.

But, seriously, does it matter that much? B/C when ya done it'll be nice and shinny new looking once again.
When I had my laptop connected to my monitor with the bigger screen, I could see both the laptop screen and the monitor at the same time. In almost every instance, the same object was a different color on each screen. There is no way to say whether a color is correct by looking at it on a computer screen. You see the same thing with all of the TV's lined up side by side at Best Buy. Unless you're viewing it with the naked eye in natural light, you cannot say a color is correct.

My wife just got a new 2020 Buick EncoreGX. It's painted Azure Blue. I looked for a picture using Google images. If I looked at 30 pictures, I saw 30 different shades of the same color.
 

1motime

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When I had my laptop connected to my monitor with the bigger screen, I could see both the laptop screen and the monitor at the same time. In almost every instance, the same object was a different color on each screen. There is no way to say whether a color is correct by looking at it on a computer screen. You see the same thing with all of the TV's lined up side by side at Best Buy. Unless you're viewing it with the naked eye in natural light, you cannot say a color is correct.

My wife just got a new 2020 Buick EncoreGX. It's painted Azure Blue. I looked for a picture using Google images. If I looked at 30 pictures, I saw 30 different shades of the same color.
New cars may have different shades of the same color. Slight differences. More than going by the color code now. The VIN is used. Tracks where and when the vehicle was painted.
 
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razinhellcustomz

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May 28, 2018
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I prepared a piece of pipe with silver paint. I sprayed the House of Kolor organic green over the silver. Here is how it looks.

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How did that happen. I tried to force it to focus on the pipe and it still managed to focus on the background. How are we ever going to have self driving cars if we cannot get the camera to focus on subject? Sorry for the rant. This is the only picture that I have. You can still see the color. You may notice that the finish is not shiny. This is intended to be clear coated in the next step.
How many coats? Color looks light. Try another coat. Good luck. Razin.
 

1motime

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Try over a dark red primer. The problem is its wasting paint
 

GTs58

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Sep 2, 2012
12,287
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Try over a dark red primer. The problem is its wasting paint
It's being shot over a silver/aluminum base. Shooting a green candy over a red primer surely wouldn't work.
 

1motime

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It's being shot over a silver/aluminum base. Shooting a green candy over a red primer surely wouldn't work.
What he is spraying is too light and bright. The silver is adding to that. Campus green is darker and browner. Red or brown base might shift the color in the right direction. Went the spray can route instead of just having a match done. Cans have been paid for. Sounded like he shot the frame a week ago. Should have been cleared right after
 

Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
Thanks for the replies. Yes, you are right about looking at the two monitors. And the frame is light because I didn't want to get too dark, because I can't go back. I wanted to sneak up on it.

Anyway, attached are pictures of the fork. It is a little darker than the frame, but I think it needs to go more olive (red/orange) to be correct. It is a good idea spraying over red primer. I think the color might be right but I don't know about the candy apple effect.

Well, that is the dilemma that I'm in now.

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1motime

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You are spraying a lot of paint!. Get a piece of sheet metal. Mask of sections with different base color and number of coats. Mark what you are doing. Then mask off half of that panel and clear it. You will have a sample of what the final look is. A original part with Campus Green is important to compare with. Until then it is all a guesstimate!
 

GTs58

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Sep 2, 2012
12,287
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I just came across a beautiful shot of a 72 Campus Green Breeze.

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Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
Yep, thanks @GTs58. Nice picture. It shows the paint well. As we all knew, too emerald green looking on my paint.
 

Tuna

Look Ma, No Hands!
Apr 8, 2014
30
Long Island, NY
I was able to track down where I went wrong. House of Kolor has a range of formulations that they call organic green. I saw that TCP Global had "organic green" n a spray can and jumped at it without doing my home work. The color sample that I listed in post #38 is the one that I wanted. It still might not have been a "dead on" match but it should have been closer. Since I was spraying the whole bike I wan't too concerned.

By the way, I learned one more thing trying to figure out where I went wrong, I spoke to a helpful rep' at TCP Global named Sonny and he asked if I had sprayed it over black base coat. "Well, no." He said that this was designed to be sprayed over black. I did come across that when I was looking at HOK Kandy colors, but figured that since Schwinn painted over silver, I was going to do that too. I saw a video by Jon Kosmoski, the founder of House of Kolor, where he talked about candy colors over black to give it depth. Wow, that is new to me. This has been a learning experience.

I still have to figure out my next move. Whether I will respray with another color or leave what I have.
 

1motime

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Be mindful of how many coats you are putting down. The paint is designed to get coverage and then stop. Too many coats might not be durable. Lots of base coats are designed to be clear coated within a time window. Miss that window and might have adhesion problems. Ask your helpful rep. He should know!
 
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